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Gary Wesley York
B: 1942-11-11
D: 2018-06-21
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York, Gary Wesley
Boyd Benjamin Fly
B: 1938-07-07
D: 2018-06-21
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Fly, Boyd Benjamin
Thelma DeMello Pewitt
B: 1933-01-06
D: 2018-06-20
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Pewitt, Thelma DeMello
Billy Calloway Bills
B: 1935-06-18
D: 2018-06-20
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Bills, Billy Calloway
Karie Lynn Thompson
B: 1976-08-06
D: 2018-06-20
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Thompson, Karie Lynn
Denis Roy Wiegandt
B: 1942-08-02
D: 2018-06-20
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Wiegandt, Denis Roy
Susan Hood Batten
B: 1955-03-10
D: 2018-06-19
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Batten, Susan Hood
Norman Richard Jones
B: 1946-09-01
D: 2018-06-18
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Jones, Norman Richard
Chandler Kolten Glenn Huerta Nivens
B: 2012-11-01
D: 2018-06-18
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Huerta Nivens, Chandler Kolten Glenn
Amy Nivens
B: 1984-01-25
D: 2018-06-18
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Nivens, Amy
Sue Keathley "Sudie" Pewitt
B: 1928-07-07
D: 2018-06-17
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Pewitt, Sue Keathley "Sudie"
Justin Bernard Spicer
D: 2018-06-16
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Spicer, Justin Bernard
Frédéric Francois (Frenchie) Ballut Ballut
B: 1968-09-16
D: 2018-06-16
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Ballut, Frédéric Francois (Frenchie) Ballut
Laura Warren Grimes
B: 1960-03-14
D: 2018-06-15
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Grimes, Laura Warren
William Stephen Witt, M.D.
B: 1945-05-23
D: 2018-06-14
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Witt, M.D., William Stephen
Jack Douglas Walton, Jr.
B: 1955-00-00
D: 2018-06-10
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Walton, Jr., Jack Douglas
William Blythe "Buddy" Overton
B: 1946-05-24
D: 2018-06-09
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Overton, William Blythe "Buddy"
Jason Christopher Reaves
B: 1976-02-28
D: 2018-06-09
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Reaves, Jason Christopher
Sylvia Roman Griffin
B: 1965-02-23
D: 2018-06-08
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Griffin, Sylvia Roman
Audrey M. Lawrence
B: 1928-06-05
D: 2018-06-08
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Lawrence, Audrey M.
Brenda Faye Rader
B: 1964-08-10
D: 2018-06-08
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Rader, Brenda Faye

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov